Carriers pushing bring-your-own-device with new promo plans

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  • nekkidtruth

    A failed attempt. The deals after June 3rd should be much more interesting! A better price point for each of those would have been $30, $40 and $50. They’ll never learn.

    • Jim D

      What makes you say the deals will be better if you don’t mind me asking?

    • nekkidtruth

      Because right now, they’re using this as a last ditch effort (a rather poor one I might add) to keep people from walking after June 3rd. What better way to do that then to lock as many people into a new 2-year contract as you can before the deadline? It’s those that don’t fall for it and that have the ability to literally say “No thank you!” and walk without penalty that are going to get the truly good deals.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a significant drop in subscriber count and new plans are introduced in a month or two.

      Sorry, I’m also referring to something that happened that MobileSyrup has yet to report on (for some crazy reason). The Federal Court of Appeals denied an extension to the carriers. All 3-year contract still in effect June 3rd become null and you can walk without penalty.

    • Jim D

      Ah. Good point

    • Eluder

      Uhm, there are no contracts here as far as I can tell. Contracts are only tied to the subsidy now, so you can walk away with BYOD.

    • nekkidtruth

      This is what you see here. However, having a conversation with a sales rep (especially if you’re an uneducated consumer), generally leads to a new device and a spanking new contract.

    • Eluder

      Well that would be the customer’s fault. I haven’t been on a contract in such a long time now. Been on BYOD for the longest time because overall, it’s still a lot cheaper. Especially because I’m on older BYOD plans which actually saved you like $25/mth IIRC.

    • nekkidtruth

      You’re not the average consumer though. The average consumer is not on a BYOD plan which is whom these plans are directed towards. The carriers should expect an influx of people who aren’t noticing it’s a BYOD plan which puts them into the perfect position when they call in to have someone sell them a shiny new phone and plan.

    • Eluder

      Not that I’m siding with the big 3, but it really is important to educate oneself on what you are buying, otherwise, it’s just your own fault.

    • nekkidtruth

      Of course it’s important to educate oneself. Believe me, I’m not arguing that. However, you and I both know most people don’t. It’s not an excuse, it’s reality. We can thank (sarcasm) the big 3 for that complacency.

      That being said, more and more people are certainly waking up to the ways of the game, it’s just not en masse quite yet.

    • iPlunks

      Agreed. 100% agreed. But thats with any salesman

    • Ulysses Grant

      Exactly why I refused to sign any deals since Feb this year and I always get a call from Rogers every once a week!

    • iPlunks

      Must be election time

    • PT

      “The Federal Court of Appeals denied an extension to the carriers. All 3-year contract still in effect June 3rd become null and you can walk without penalty.”

      This is like music to my ears. Payback time … scumbags
      Robellus. LOL!

    • Mawhayden

      But the point of this storey was BYOD offers, which has no contracts so what YOU are saying is only partially correct since the story highlights BYOD offers not 2 years, so your point is misplaced in this particular contex.

    • nekkidtruth

      Except that it’s not.

    • Turbojugend

      Aren’t these bring your own device promo’s? You don’t sign a contract if you provide your own phone on any provider……

    • nekkidtruth

      Perhaps one should read the thread of conversation before commenting?

    • dinmab

      defn not better for them.

    • nekkidtruth

      That’s not actually true. They would not only be able to retain many more customers than they’re going to, they would also see an increase in subscribers as people would rather be on their network. That’s an increase to the bottom line. Sure you take a slight hit on the ARPU, but with more subscribers…that’s not really an issue.

    • Jim D

      I kinda helped with this one. Left Koodo for Fido as what I had with Koodo was being offered cheaper with Fido for now. That may change

    • iPlunks

      How much money do you think carriers make on phones? I mean yes they may get bulk pricing but that is more so for getting subs. People think being locked in a 2-3yr term is so wrong but they would refuse to pay $700+ for a iPhone or Samsung. What do you think is goingto happen to te market once this happens? Do you think Apple is going to lower their prices for consumers? I always buy my phone out because i refuse to be locked in but its my choice to make. People in the cell phone world are spoiled and yes i agreed carriers have taken advantage in the past, you compate the service you find in the UK or US and compare it to what we have.

    • Andrew_notPorC

      Carriers will offer financing that can be added to the monthly bill. Effectively the same as today, except you can leave at any time without penalty (just pay the remaining balance) and the payments end after the 24 month term of the financing. In principle, other carriers could offer to finance the remaining balance on phones to incentivize switching.

    • blzd

      Manufacturers are over pricing their phones and always have been because of contracts. No phone should have an $800 MSRP, and almost no one would pay $800 for it because of course it’s not worth it. You can buy a laptop AND a phone AND have money left over for carrier service for $800.

      But if they hide that price behind a 2 year contract suddenly people have no issue paying $1000+ for the same device over 2 years.

      Essentially what I’m saying is manufacturers would actually have to price their devices according to market demands. Not what they can get away by peddling their devices to carriers under contract subsidies. Supply and demand would take over and we would have 5600 phones, $550 phones, $600, etc all priced according to what they offer.

      Right now every flagship is $800, but none offer $800 worth of value.

    • fmradio68

      Agree 100% A 6GB plan was going for $60 with Full phone subsidy with 3 year contracts. Business plans was as low as $50. So a BYOD price for 5GB at $88 with Fido is way overpriced.

    • Fireeast

      Especially since technology is supposed to get cheaper, and they keep reporting record profits every quarter.

    • dudesrsly

      You didn’t get any minutes/texts with that $30 data plan. One needed a voiceplan on top of it. The $88/5 GB includes unl. Canada-wide calling.

      Although it is proportionally a bit more expensive than before, it’s mot as crazy as you seem to imply.

    • fmradio68

      What are you talking about. I had unlimited talk and text, 6GB of data, caller ID and VM for $60. And full $500 subsidy on the phone with 3 year contract. Now Fido has a 5GB plan. No voicemail BYOD plan for $88. That is highway robbery.

    • bcsc

      My Bell plan was a Fab 10, unlimited incoming, unlimited text, voicemail, 6GB data on a free Galaxy S3 for $60/month . To have resigned a contract with them and get those same features today would be $140 and then the cost of the phone. Highway robbery indeed. Tech gets cheaper with time. Only in Canada it doubles.

    • fmradio68

      Exactly. With Fido it is now $88+$5 for voicemail= $93 and that’s BYOD pricing if you have a phone or pay full price($800+) for one.
      With 3 year contracts a phone would cost $249 at launch with a $60 plan but 6 months later or during boxing day it could be had for as low as $0 with a $60 plan. Now it’s like $140 for a plan and a higher upfront cost for the phone. $299.

    • MassDeduction

      Fido had already switched to two year contracts prior to being told to by the government. Less time to pay off the subsidy means higher prices per month.

      That’s why I’m excited that BYOD discounts are actually getting somewhere close to where they ought to be. I have $20 off my plan due to saying no to a handset from my carrier. And they rarely have the devices I want anyway.

    • fmradio68

      You call that close.

    • Andrew_notPorC

      $20 * 24 months = $480, which is about the subsidy being offered.

    • MassDeduction

      Yes, I call that close. $20/month is $480 over two years. $500-ish is typically about what you save off a handset with a handset subsidy. So yes, I call that close. You don’t?

    • Matt

      You do understand that all of these companies have shareholders to answer to? and that there are certain price points that these companies don’t want to go past. IMHO this prices are near the floor, this is definitely an effort to retain customers before June 3rd. But what happens when the discount on these plans disappears right after the 3rd and anyone that wants to get a new phone plan will actually be paying more. Best part about being with koodo, if they change their plans to a better plan, I can just jump online and get that plan.

    • nekkidtruth

      What I understand is this, you can’t please shareholders at the expense of pissing of your customers (some of which ARE customers). You have no shareholders without customers. Once June 3rd comes, sure there will be a cooldown period where they’ll attempt to gouge whomever they can, but that will quickly fade and we’ll see some actual competition. Those prices are absolutely nowhere “near the floor”, I don’t know who you’re trying to kid. Shave another $5-$10 off those and you have yourself a FAIR deal. Even then, it still wouldn’t be “near the floor”.

    • Matt

      We’ll have to wait and see I guess, what I am figuring is these plans are here to get customers to upgrade now and pay off their existing device balances lessening the amount of device balances to be wiped on the 3rd… I’m thinking now is the time to buy, but that’s just me, you can play the waiting game and if the plans don’t come back you’ll be the one that misses out. This Christmas everyone expected the same double mins and double data plans would come back from the Christmas before, and that never happened either

    • nekkidtruth

      They also moved to unlimited Canada-wide calling over the last 2 years. I don’t see why they would bother with double your minutes. I’m also a WIND customer and not really looking to pay $40+ extra per month for my cell service. The Big 3 are going to have to complete again at some point. It’s a matter of if, but when. They can’t continue with their pricing and it’s not just the carriers that will change their tune. Phone manufacturers will soon find their ridiculous markups will cost them as well.

    • Matt

      Koodo, Virgin and Fido still have plans with daytime minutes, and also they double the data so for the branding reasoning it makes sense.

      How does your wind service work outside the Wind tunnels by the way? Once/If Wind launches national service I believe they will be increasing their prices closer to the big 3’s sub brands. Phone manufactures keep increasing the costs of their legacy devices. I’m guessing just like the Carriers the Manufactures care about profits, otherwise Apple wouldn’t have increased their phone costs due to a sinking canadian dollar

  • KiwiBri

    interesting. I have a 3 yr contract.. expiring next April, but my plan is pretty ok at $25 (unlim evenings/weekends, 250mins, s) + $30 6GB Data and + $15 voice mail/unlimited txt msg pack with $15 of credits.. = $55.
    On Robbers network, but with the saturation of their network, I’d rather be on Bell or Telus.. oh well.
    Telus does well with data at rush how at Union Station. On Robbers, its brutal.

    • MassDeduction

      Saturation of the network? Really? What city? I wouldn’t be surprised if there was more than one city in Canada with a “Union Station”. 🙂

      I live in a relatively dense area (Greater Victoria), and can’t remember the last time I had any data slowdown.

      A quick question, does your device support band 7 or 17? If you’re on band 4 only, yes, that’s probably getting pretty brutal in densely populated areas.

    • KiwiBri

      Toronto, Union Station. I’m on a LG G3 (Rogers). At Rush hour Union Station in Toronto is swamped with people. Remember a lot of people have two devices these days too.. Work and Personal, and a lot of them Use Robbers.

    • MassDeduction

      Oddly Wikipedia doesn’t list what LTE bands this device supports? Wireless Wave’s website claims that it supports all the right frequencies, though.

      Wow, that’s some kind of network congestion then.

      Carrying multiple devices doesn’t seem like a problem, though, unless people are using them simultaneously. The device polling the network and downloading the occasional email while in your pocket isn’t a big strain on the network.

      This might speak to an advantage we have out west: Shaw. Shaw Go WiFi, complementary for their home internet customers, is all over the freakin’ place, and especially in high traffic public areas like you describe. They’re the number one home internet provider by far in Greater Victoria, and huge numbers of people set their devices to use it. I have a co-worker who doesn’t have mobile internet on his smartphone, but gets Shaw Go WiFi through much of his commute on the bus.

      This isn’t the same-old, same-old public WiFi as Shaw’s making a coordinated effort to cover the stores/parks/etc. across the city. That would take a huge strain off the wireless networks in high traffic areas. Interesting.

  • Nexzen

    I’m expecting it to get better on June 3rd

  • silver_arrow

    They need to do a lot more to win over the customers on legacy plans like the $30 6 gig plan. Seriously it seems like everywhere else bandwidth caps are increasing yet here they decrease.

    It’s even cheaper for me to stay on my current plan and use that money for BYOD than it would be to switch to a BYOD plan…

    • Aaron Hoyland

      Seriously. Virgin can have my legacy plan when they pry it from my cold dead hands.

  • Techguru86

    The plans still suck compared to what they offer in sask, que and Manitoba, they need Videotron where they will be real competition

    • Davan Mills

      Videotron pricing sucks ever since they got the iPhone.

      Now even Fido and Koodo are cheaper. Seriously.

  • Fireeast

    I can’t wait tell I get the call on June 4th about getting a better plan, it’s been a while since I have a good laugh. I really hope Wind brings their A game and takes this opportunity to hit the other three hard.

    • Tim M

      Wind should work on their service first before trying to fight on price

    • nekkidtruth

      WIND’s issue isn’t price though. They’re already at the reasonable price level. It’s their service they need to work on. These “deals” still don’t even touch WIND price-wise.

    • Jim D

      I concur. Wind needs to cover Canada as a whole first and get rid of their stupid speed caps on bandwidth before they become real competition. Wind is still new so in about 3-5 years im hoping to see them thrive

    • Andrew_notPorC

      I’m okay with the speed caps until they are able to consistently provide fast service while you are under it.

    • iPlunks

      Dont you think is their service was alot better or near the big 3 that as a company/corporation they would increase their prices

    • Fireeast

      They already have the pricing. They need to have a really good marketing campaign so they can get the customers to get the revenue to improve service.

  • Philosoraptor

    Daniel, you and I obviously have a different opinion on the meaning of the word “compelling”.

  • bcsc

    “over 24 months, that adds up to $360.”
    I love that part.
    I jumped ship to Wind and left behind a $165/month contract for 2 phones. Now I pay $84 after tax (over 4.5 months that $360 savings) and my service Is better anywhere east outside Burnaby. Good luck after June 3 Big Three.

    • Jim D

      Wind isn’t available in my area and still has those data caps for fair usage. Still BS

    • Walter

      Since when did Wind have a data cap?

    • Jim D

      Wind throttles your data after 3 or 5 GB

    • Walter

      Throttling isn’t a cap. And I’d rather be throttled than pay overage charges. But that is just me.

    • Jim D

      But they advertise unlimited data. Well if my speed throttles down to 3G or 2G after 5GB (too slow for me) then it’s not really unlimited. That’s like a restaurant offering an all you can eat buffet but then tell them only one plate per hour after 2 plates… Not really all you can eat for most

    • Walter

      But its still unlimited. Wind doesn’t stop you from using data, you stop yourself.

    • Jim D

      Still useless for me as a consumer

    • Walter

      Their data is still unlimited

    • lolwut?

      The speed caps are well below what a lot of apps require to function properly.

      So ya, the caps do stop you from using what you paid for.

    • Peter M

      Cool story. Now go to anywhere that isn’t Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal or Toronto. Then talk about how ‘good value’ Wind is to the customer. Wind doesn’t compete with Fido, Virgin or Koodo. The others have NATIONWIDE coverage! This is what you need. Unless you live in a bubble and feel that you don’t need to travel anywhere, ever. If so, sorry to hear that..

    • Jim D

      You replied to my comment buddy… Wrong person to reply to

    • Eluder

      Uhh, no he didn’t…
      And he’s totally right, Wind though is priced well, their network is just way to slow to be usable, and that’s even in a place like Toronto. I tried them for a while, but couldn’t stick with them so I cancelled. I hate the big 3 (and their flankers), but for now, the supposed competition is seriously lacking in a critical component, a good network.

    • bcsc

      As far as the outskirts of Vancouver go, it’s the big 3 that have terrible service. I live in Pitt Meadows and to get LTE I’d have to walk 2 blocks. I got 2 bars of H+ inside my house. With Wind that went to full 4. At my office in Langley neither me on Bell or my boss on Telus could get internet inside the building. Again, with Wind, perfect signal. Same for sites all over the lower mainland, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, everywhere stronger better service. Obviously YRMV but as Greater Vancouver goes, the big three suck.

    • Goran Mihajlović

      Ok let’s hve this discussion again after 5 years: for those that have coverage, it works well. That’s about one third of Canada. Also, when you’re saving 40 bucks a month plus whatever you get from Wind’s tab, if you roam occasionally by traveling (you can blame the Big 3 for trying their hardest to screw Wind) you’re very likely to still end up paying much less if you normally reside in a home zone. If not, then obviously it’s not for you yet.

    • iPlunks

      Wind pricing will increase if their network becomes greater

    • bcsc

      Unless you grandfather.

    • iPlunks

      Wind is not grandfathered as there was no “agreement” signed. They are subject to change if you check there terms

    • bcsc

      You are signed to an agreement if you are on the Windtab. I switched to them 3 months ago just before they changed their their tiers. I signed a Windtab after the change and was able to retain the old pay scheme. Whether or not that would be possible in the future, I do know that being a customer before the change allowed me to keep that rate and would assume the same will follow when they kick LTE in this year.

    • iPlunks

      You may want to look at the terms and conditions closer

    • Jim D

      Part of the issue. By the time Wind gets to my area, they’ll be only a few bucks away from the sisters of the big 3. No point for me. The nearest wind zone in my area is 4 hours south in Toronto

    • bcsc

      In the 3 months I’ve been with them I have yet to pay a roaming minute or text and I’m all over greater Vancouver from Tsawwassen to Abbotsford.

    • Jesse

      I think that is also why bcsc said Good luck after June 3rd…

      Also coverage-wise he’s obviously talking about his everyday where abouts which probably works fine for him… So no need to hate!

    • bcsc

      Nationwide. Gee that’s great stuff. Why in the hell would I travel nationwide? I can go to Toronto for $900 or Europe for $1100. Canadian travel is for peasants.

    • blzd

      Toronto here. Zero complaints about Wind’s service. No dropped connections, speeds are consistently around 10Mbps. Happy with my unlimited everything $25 a month.

      I would pay at most another $10 for increased speeds. $45 for 1 gig maybe I would’ve been happy with 3 years ago but right now its looking mighty weak.

    • Walter

      I travel I Canada a lot. However I only go to Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver.

      But Wind does offer a $49.00 flat rate plan that covers you Canada wide. Not to mention a Wind customer can travel to the US and get a better rate than with the big 3.

      However at the end of the day there is still some give and take when dealing with Wind.

  • Jim D

    That information is a tad misleading. The FIDO plans shown above don’t include voicemail, you need to add the $5 value pack which gives you premium vm

    • MassDeduction

      Fido also had switched to two year contracts years before they were told to. I think it was possible to renew some grandfathered plans on three year contracts, but Fido probably had very few of them remaining. So Fido’s recent offerings probably have very little to do with the June 3rd deadline.

  • Lulzon

    My corporate BYOD plan is $44/month for 3GB and unlimited everything else.

    The general consumer is getting screwed, even with these “discounts”.

    • Jim D

      General consumers always get screwed with any service or product

    • Lulzon

      Ya, the only reason I get the deal I do is because the big networks allows re-sellers to make deals on their behalf, but they have some sort of jurisdiction constraints.

      I don’t do anything to deserve a plan $21/month cheaper, I just work for a company that is marketed to by these re-sellers.

      Obvious oligopoly is obvious.

    • MassDeduction

      I was offered a similar deal ($55/3GB). Not quite as good, but much better than in-market plans on Rogers. I passed on it because Rogers corporate plans miss all the good stuff Rogers has come out with recently like RON, Roam Like Home, etc. I’m willing to pay more to get more, if it’s stuff I want. And I really want RON and Roam Like Home. The former I now use almost every day for PC-based SMS, the latter will save me money over Corporate plan roaming (and will add convenience and better coverage than Roam Mobility).

    • iPlunks

      How so?

    • KiwiBri

      Who is the provider? Bell/Robbers/telus?

    • Lulzon

      We have re-sellers for each. It is a Telus plan. Rogers and Bell re-sellers didn’t have a BYOD pricing on these plans, they were both $60 for a 2 yr contract. I bet they’d give me some discount if I got the plan off contract, but not for $44/month.

      Telus’ price for the same plan on contract is $55, still $5 cheaper than Rogers and Bell.

    • KiwiBri

      Ah. Yeah, i can get a corporate plan on Bell, but its less data for $5 more than I’m paying. i dont care for the mins, its the data 😉
      I’ll have to see when my credits expire with rogers as that will push my plan up.. and after june 3rd it will be interesting

    • fmradio68

      Exactly!!!!

    • vn33

      I am in the same fortunate position as you, able to get on a Corp plan with Telus. However, I get 6Gb along with more Canada-wide minutes than I need, all for $50/month. My 3-year contract ends at end-of July. Hoping to renew so I can get a Note 4 for $150. What a difference between the Corp plans and the what the general public get.

    • iPlunks

      How’s the consumer getting screwed?

  • Franko

    I’m on the $45 1 GB plan with Koodo. When I signed up, the 2 GB was $65. With overage fees at $5/250 MB, choosing the 1 GB plan was better. I’m going to go switch to the 3 GB tonight. $20 on the 1 GB plan only gives me 2 GB total, 3 GB is much better.

  • Brigitte Laskowski

    I and Wind Mobile laugh at those plans. Can`t tough my Original $39 CanAm Wind Mobile plan.

    • Jim D

      Some of us don’t have wind where we live. We’re still waiting for coverage

    • Babulal

      I hope Wind expands coverage nationally. Slow and steady, but I hope they do get there.

    • danbob999

      Even if it’s available where you live. If it’s not available where you go it’s useless.

    • KiwiBri

      Wind dont have LTE do they? or decent coverage

    • MarkLastiwka

      No LTE, and when we did use Wind, it was unreliable (we live in Metro Vancouver). Text messages wouldn’t go through or come through hours later, data dropped a lot. It wasn’t ideal. They may be cheap plans, but their coverage and reliability wasn’t worth it.

    • MOUE

      I’ve been on Wind since 2012 and now I’m thinking about moving on. Recently got a Fido Mobile Hotspot and always used that whenever I had no signal with Wind (TextMe/WhatsApp) so I didn’t mind but ever since I lost the hotspot I’ve really noticed how bad Wind is and it has pushed me to jump ship.

  • Raj Singh

    I get 6GB for 30 dollars. Though, a couple months back, I went over my limit for the first time ever (by 74MB) and they charged me 35 dollars for it. Needless to say, I was vexed.

    • MOUE

      Which carrier offers 6GB/30$?

    • Raj Singh

      None. I’m on a legacy Rogers plan. They offered it a decade ago before the iPhone came out. It used to be unlimited at 7.50 a month when I had a “phone” with camera/music player/Bluetooth/3G (unheard of at the time) imported from Asia. They called me and were like WTF, what kind of phone do you use, and said they had to bump me up to 30. I got choked so they gave me 6GB for 20 bucks for about 5, 6 years. Now it’s 30. I pay about 50 on top of that for telephony services (that includes free long distance).

    • iPlunks

      You were vex for getting charge for going over your limit?

    • Raj Singh

      I was vexed that they charged 35 dollars for 74MB, yes. I don’t mind paying extra for going over but that amount is a ridiculous money grab. I get more pissed off about it considering my ISP charges 40 dollars a month for unlimited high speed Internet.

    • iPlunks

      How would a comsumer judge what they shoulf be over charged for vs the company that dictates it

  • MOUE

    Which carrier offers at least 5GB of data with Unlimited Talk/Text or something close to it which is not Wind and not a corporate plan?

    • danbob999

      All of them. But prepare to pay.

    • MOUE

      Ok. I just wanted to know if any carriers have a better plan than 75$ 5GB/Unlimited Talk/Text plan that isn’t a corporate plan.

  • Victor_Creed

    We can’t just walk away without penalty. We’ll still need to pay remaining device subsidy which exactly as it is already. Don’t see why everyone is so excited. Just walk away now.

  • ianberg

    The only way to save money is not have data at all, if you don’t need it. $21 is my monthly bill for each phone in my household with a family talk, text, voicemail plan. To surf we use WiFi. The phones were bought outright for $130 each. But I’m interested in deals to come in the wake of the June 3 deadline.

  • Columbo

    All 3 carriers are offering the exact same plans at the exact same rates at the exact same time and somehow they still claim there’s no price collusion.

  • MassDeduction

    The flankers are pretty much always better if you have a single line. The three motherships (Rogers, Telus, and Bell) are competitive for a small number of consumers that need a bunch of lines and additional related services. I discovered to my surprise recently that I was in the latter camp, that I had enough lines and related services that it was worth switching from a grandparented flanker plan to an in-market mothership plan.

  • bcsc

    Mobilesyrup, why can I not post images with a comment?

  • AppleBerrySandwich

    Rogers would kill my sweet 6GB plan if I renew my contract with a new phone so I bought a unlocked BlackBerry instead. Better a cheap plan than a cheap phone I always say!

  • John W

    Paying $59 right now for the 2GB $55 fido plan only I get international text… it’s probably worth the $4.

  • jack

    These plans are a joke and insult to us educated people, my 6 year old plan is way better than these offerings , are people that dumb getting these plans ? my current plan is $63 including tax and I have 6 GB data, 300 any time minutes, unlimited evenings and weekends,from 5 PM to 7 AM, unlimited text, call display and voice mail included, plus some other crap I don’t even pay attention too, Bell even tells me on the bill this would cost $142 and I am getting huge savings lol.

    • h2oflyer

      I have a Bell 6G +unlimited talk text,etc. for $84. This started out as a $85 business plan with 6G and 1500 north America min plan about 4 yrs ago, but Bell killed that plan and I managed to cut a discount deal on one of my upgrades.

      I was able to grandfather my plan when I upgraded my 6 months old Z2 for my Z3 on Nov 1 2014

      Bottom line is I was able to sell my Z2 for the buy out value and spend $179 for the Z3 and carry on with the same contract which I would have done anyway….NEW PHONE for $179

      Hoping to repeat this when the Z4 comes out.

    • Stephen_81

      To be fair I would use your entire weekday plan in 5 days so paying $63 for 1 week seems pretty foolish and uneducated to me.

      the $65 byod plan listed above would do me far better than your plan

      Though I’m happy with my current plan because of the US roaming package

  • Andrew

    Right now I’ve got Koodo’s $62/month plan for unlimited canada-wide calling/text, call display, voicemail and 2.5GB of data. With the 10% BYOD discount (which thankfully still seems to apply to existing accounts), I pay $55.80 + tax, and my bill has been the same amount (to the cent) every month since I first signed up.

    Can’t see any reason to change with these new offerings; at best I’d be paying more-or-less the same price for 3GB if I went 500MB over on my current plan compared to the $65 plan being offered. But I’ve always been able to stay under 2.5GB, so I see no reason to pay more now. Hopefully at some point in the future there’ll be 3.5 or 4GB plan in the $60 range; that’s about my ideal data amount and price range.